Emma Cooke

Food and lifestyle blogger from Brisbane who loves healthy cooking; this is often conflicted by a fondness for sweets. I can be found on www.asplashofvanilla.com

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  • Earl Grey & honey layer cakes

    21st July 2017

    Ok this is pretty gorgeous you guys. The fragrant, slightly floral tea flavoured cake with thick, sweet honey icing is lovely. I made 2 mini layer cakes but you could easily make this in a loaf tin or round standard sized tin. Recipe for Earl Grey & honey layer cake: 200mls milk 2 heaped tspns Earl Grey[read more...]

  • Carrot & sweet potato soup

    18th May 2017

    I made this impromptu soup today and it was so lovely; thick, creamy, rich, full of vegies yet surprisingly low in calories. Recipe for carrot & sweet potato soup: 1 x 20ml tblspn olive oil 1 x 20ml tblspn unsalted butter 1 tspn curry powder 1 medium brown onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 300g orange[read more...]

  • Banana cake

    13th May 2017

    This pretty cake is simple with only a few ingredients but turned out fluffy and soft with a great banana flavour.  A pretty dusting of snowy icing sugar makes it perfect for tea time. Recipe for banana cake: 1 1/2 cups plain flour (I used stoneground, unbleached, freshly milled flour) 1 1/2 tspns baking powder[read more...]

  • Singapore Noodles

    23rd March 2017

    Singapore noodles are one of my favourite things to eat; this dish was always something I’d buy as take away years ago if I felt like something spicy.  I’ve never made it though!  So last night I gave it a go and it was delicious. Recipe for Singapore noodles: 500g chicken breast fillets, sliced thinly (can swap 200g of[read more...]

  • Spicy pumpkin & date muffins

    21st March 2017

    I know, I sound like a complete knob asking people to use organic stoneground unbleached freshly milled plain flour but the reason for that is that I accidently purchased some online, thinking it was just regular old plain flour. Anyway, if you manage to get your hands on it, it’s a lovely, healthy flour which[read more...]